20th November 2019
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MI5 is responsible for protecting the UK from threats to our National Security. It's our job to ensure the safety and prosperity of our country, countering threats from terrorism and espionage. Whatever your role, you will contribute to our mission in keeping the country safe.
Who we are
MI5 offers the opportunity to work on unusual technical challenges not faced by other organisations in the UK. We need Project Managers to plan and run these projects to create or upgrade our bespoke IT software solutions. These projects enhance or build new MI5 capability to find and manage intelligence. In this role, the systems you work on can have an impact across all of MI5's investigative and analytical business.
Our projects are developed in-house as part of our large IT department or in conjunction with industry partners, so you will have the opportunity to run a wide variety of projects in any given year. This is an opportunity to lead work on next generation intelligence processing and management platforms - potentially using the latest big data technologies, machine learning technologies, or open source products.
What you'll do
This is an exciting role where your team will be combatting new challenges with ambitious delivery targets, particularly once your new software has shown the ability to be a key source of intelligence. We're interested in people who:
Can manage one or more projects at a time, including: defining, planning, running and closing out the project
Establish project terms of reference, procedures and controls
Lead, motivate and instruct members of your project team (including Business Analysts, Developers, Architects and Business Change staff), who may be geographically disparate, to complete tasks that will further delivery and solve challenges for your customers
Produce detailed project documentation including objectives, milestones, costings and risks
Measure project progress and report this to managers and programme boards, keeping the project on track against time, quality and cost metrics
Work closely with key stakeholders, organisational partners and suppliers
Prioritise work while keeping a balance of customer demands and strategic technical objectives
Recognise where systems need to integrate and collaborate with system owners to ensure integration is successful, using testing and risk mitigation
Who you are
We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of leading teams made up of a mixture of roles and experience levels to deliver large, challenging projects.
It is essential to have demonstrable experience of using a recognised project management methodology to deliver projects to time, cost and quality constraints while meeting customers' expectations and requirements. Because of the pace and level of autonomy required to succeed in this role, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently and under your own initiative.
You will need a formal qualification in Project Management (such as PRINCE2, or from APM). Ideally you will also be familiar with common development best practices, particularly Agile and Scrum. Additional qualifications (such as Programme Management or Risk Management) would be desirable, as would affiliation or registration with a professional body.
MI5 are an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.
To find out more and apply, please visit our website by clicking the APPLY button.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or a naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.